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Recognizing Signals of Approaching Death

June 7th, 2021

If your significant other is starting to age, you may have started considering the possibility of his death. You may be able to ease your mind, one way or the other, by educating yourself about approaching death. Here are some key signs your loved one is nearing the final stages of death.

Dying is a process that begins well before death occurs. For the elderly, the process of passing on is gradual. All the symptoms do not manifest themselves instantly. Life is a beautiful and difficult journey that ends with one’s essence leaving the body. Certain incidents in the journey are like milestones occurrences and also warn you of the approaching death.

Your family member knows that the end of his life is definitely approaching. Acceptance of death usually begins a few months before the death actually occurs. It is essential he accepts his mortality. This can be hard for him to accept. But when he does, you may begin to notice him withdrawing somewhat from his surroundings. Family life and daily activities do not have the appeal that they had before. Once he realizes that he is soon going to be away from this world he will begin to separate himself and act more reserved.

The human being is an emotional animal, a person dies much inside before his body actually expires because of his family’s emotional attachment. He will not have the attraction towards his once favorite dinner and I’m quiet sure Aunt Betty’s cookies won’t be of much appeal either. Because he understands that his death is approaching, he may begin to feel he doesn’t need to eat anymore. Dying bodies do not need the nourishment that they once did. Try to stay calm. Even though you may recognize this sign of approaching death, your loved one is not starving. Our bodies are made to change their chemistry to ensure that needs are met. Even if he is eating less, it is because he is not hungry and he is not suffering. This is simply included in the process of dying.

He will begin having changes in his mental status the nearer he gets to death. You can expect to see your loved change mentally during the final days of his life. Perhaps, most prominent, will be the increase in time spent sleeping. God has created this world and he knows how to prepare one for the hurdles he is going to face, so each creature on this earth has its own way of facing his end. Another thing you can expect as your loved one nears death is sometimes intense disorientation and euphoria. In addition, it’s quite common to hallucinate.

Changes will begin to appear on his body. Your loved one will show signs of their passing through physical changes in the days before death. You will notice physical changes, such as a drop in body temperature and blood pressure. He may have an irregular pulse and begin to perspire more. His nails and lips could turn light shades of blue. He might begin turning pale also. Changes in breathing patterns are normal. Such are physical symptoms that death is near.

At the end of his life, he may seem more energetic than in recent times. Energy levels may rise shortly before death occurs. His enthusiasm might go up, and he’ll wish to socialize with friends and family. And he may even take an interest in Aunt Betty’s cookies again. This burst of energy typically lasts for just a short time. Nothing is permanent on this world, everything good or bad has an end, even though we are aware of our death still we fear of dying.

The hands and feet of your loved one’s may appear mottled with discoloring. His breathing may be labored, and his responses minimal, at best. He will be able to hear you in his dying moment, even though he might seem at rest. Spotting these signals tells you that it’s time to say goodbye because the end is approaching.